SCARCE Antique CONNECTICUT ARMS & Mfg. Co. .44 Cal. BULLDOG Deringer Pistol
Rare HAMMOND PATENT Single Shot Deringer
Here we present an antique Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co. Hammond Patent Single Shot Deringer, made circa the late 1860s in Naubuc, Connecticut. Also known as the “Bulldog” this Hammond Patent, single shot, pivot breech pistol was one of less than 8000 manufactured between 1866 and the late 1880s.
The Hammond brothers, Henry and Lewis, began their gun making venture during the American Civil War in 1863. They tried for several years before they were granted a patent for this same breech-loading design found on this pistol, but they also made a longarm that was similar in function. By the time their patent and production were under way, the Civil War had reached its end and a glut of firearms on the market stymied many companies. As a result, production numbers of this pistol were quite small, and these are quite unique and desirable today.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. Good bore for its age. The grips are in good shape with average handling wear, and contains a thin repaired crack on the right side that’s stable. Sharp markings.
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Barrel is 4 inches.
Caliber: .44 Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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